A. The Bride prayed for both the north winds of adversity and the south winds of blessing to come to the garden of her heart that the spices of grace or God’s presence might flow in her to others.
16 Awake, O north wind, and come, O south! blow upon my garden, that its spices may flow out. Let My Beloved come to His garden and eat its pleasant fruits... (Song 4:16).
B. This is the turning point in the Song. The Song of Solomon has two main sections. First, Song 1-4 is focused on receiving our inheritance in God. Second, Song 5-8 is focused on God receiving His inheritance in us. The answer to the prayer for the north winds comes in Song 5:3-7.
C. The Lord calls the Bride to intimacy by coming to her as the “Jesus of Gethsemane” (Song 5:2) and asking her to open her heart "for Him" to experience new depths of intimacy with Him.
2 It is the voice of my Beloved! He knocks, saying, "Open for Me…My love…" (Song 5:2)
D. The good part of Luke 10:48 is to sit and His feet and hear His word. The kisses of the Word of Sos 1:2, is the affections of God, the embraces of the Holy Spirit like Paul described in Eph 3:16-20